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Building workforce resilience

Employee health is critical for business health. By creating a culture of health and safety and a wellbeing program that engages and motivates your employees, you can boost productivity and improve your workforce resilience.

The resilience and wellbeing of a workforce is critical to the success of a business.

While this has always been true, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the severe implications for organizations when the health of employees is compromised, including business interruption, loss of key talent, and reputational damage.

To ensure business resilience, it is critical they do not lose sight of the implications of non-communicable health conditions, including diabetes, lung disease, cancer, and mental health issues. Left unmanaged, these also impact business resilience, leading to higher costs and weaker organizational performance.

Employers’ ability to have a positive impact on employee health and resiliency is one of the biggest lessons learned from the pandemic. According to our MMB Health on Demand 2023 report, over four-fifths (82%) of employees who receive 10 or more benefits from their employers say they are thriving compared to just 46% of those who receive no benefits.

Poorly designed plans can undermine the health and engagement of all employees, most especially vulnerable populations, not to mention the employer branding of a firm. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of employees who are offered 10 or more benefits say this makes them more likely to stay with their firms.

It is critical that employee health is made a business imperative with strong support from risk managers, finance, and executive sponsors alongside HR. Firms need to plan ahead for the design, delivery, and financing of solutions that enhance access to quality healthcare. Employers that proactively mitigate health issues and pandemic-related needs through targeted interventions and a culture of safety and wellbeing can drive positive business outcomes.

MMB can help you

Mercer Marsh Benefits can help you build a happier and healthier workforce:

  • Help you understand the health needs and profile of your workforce through employee listening and analysis of available health risk data.
  • Review existing benefits arrangements through a needs gap analysis, and benchmark your program against current and emerging best practice, to discover where employee needs are not being met.
  • Compare your suite of employee support programs (including training) to five key health and safety risks.

Working together, we can make sure your program addresses the physical, emotional, financial, and social wellbeing needs of your employees. 


Health on demand: Delivering the benefits employees want now

Our research study looks at the views of over 17,000 employees across the globe as greater demand for benefits that meet real employee needs is driving a shift towards digital wellbeing and self-care.



of HR and risk professionals say that health and safety is a serious threat to business.


agree or strongly agree that they are stressed in everyday life.

Employee health is critical for business health. Examine strategies that boost productivity by creating a wellbeing program that engages and motivates your workforce.

Speak with one of our team today.